in 31 countries changed the lives of millions of people.
were responded to with life-saving aid and support.
More than 8,800 people lost their lives when two devastating earthquakes shook Nepal in April and May.
“Most of the homes round here are old buildings made of stone and soil,” 12-year-old Sarandahal told us. “They all collapsed when the earthquake struck. My own home was destroyed – my grandmother was killed and so was my uncle.”
Within 24 hours, Save the Children’s emergency teams were on the ground, delivering life-saving aid to children like Sarandahal. Over the next three years, we will focus on recovery and rehabilitation to help children like Sarandahal, and their families, rebuild their lives.
Our work around
In 2015, we worked with more than 44,000 Australian children and adults through 81 projects to create positive, long-term change. Regardless of where they live or their background, we are dedicated to supporting Australian children to reach their full potential.
joined forces with Save the Children Australia to create even greater impact for children.
learned – and played – in our education projects in Australia.
In Australia, school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is consistently lower than non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Our School Attendance Program in Ceduna, South Australia, is helping to address this. Not having food at home to send to school with a child is a common reason for non-attendance, so to address this barrier, and to improve concentration, in 2015 we provided snacks and fresh fruit to more than 200 children.
Removing the barriers to education allows more children to receive the education they need for a bright future.
took part in our M.Y.van project – an innovative mobile project that uses digital technology to connect with young people.
Our work around
In 2015, we worked with millions of children and adults in 31 countries to create positive, long-term change. We protect children from the threats of today and give them the potential to make a better tomorrow. Ultimately, we do whatever it takes to protect children on the frontline.
and refugees were supported through our education, recreation and welfare projects in Nauru.
Sixteen-year-old Darien* fled his homeland many years ago. It was not safe for him to stay. He ended up on Christmas Island and was then transferred to Nauru, where his dreams of finding a safe refuge were lost.
His outlook changed, however, when he was offered the chance to learn with Save the Children. Over 14 months, Darien’s confidence in school soared. His quiet, timid demeanour changed to one of a jovial, happy student.
Darien is just one of the children we cared for during our two years in Nauru. Our school provided a safe place for learning and a sense of normality and routine for more than 200 primary and secondary school-aged children.
*Name has been changed
in Myanmar have clean water thanks to new wells.
“We didn’t have any clean water in my village, so we became sick most of the time from drinking bad water,”San San Htay told us about her home in north-eastern Myanmar.
Although significant progress has been made during the past 15 years, one-in-four people living in rural Myanmar still don’t have access to clean drinking water or safe sanitation facilities.
San San is delighted that we’re constructing a piped water supply to provide clean water for her village. We’re also refurbishing health centres and raising awareness of the importance of hygiene to help stop the spread of disease.
of employees in our Australian projects are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Nancy Jeffrey was born and bred in Darwin. A proud descendant of the Woolwonga people, 53-year-old Nancy has worked with Save the Children Australia for more than a decade.
“My passion for education has always been a part of my life,” says Nancy, explaining that as a kid she watched her mum suffer the shame of not being able to help her ten children with their homework.
“I grew my team from 3 to 26 staff – 24 of which were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees,”she says.
In 2012, Nancy was the deserving winner of the Northern Territory Telstra Business Women’s Award for the Government and Non-Government Sector. Thank you Nancy for your incredible commitment.
helped to make all this happen.
of our income goes directly to helping children and families.
working with children.